Wednesday, June 28, 2006

FY07 City Budget: Now Online!

FY07 City Budget: Now Online!

The Fiscal Year 2007 City of St. Louis Budget (Annual Operating Plan) is now downloadable in PDF.

With kudos to Paul Payne in the Budget Division, this marks the tenth year of posting the city budget online on the St. Louis CIN web site (although year 2000 is missing due to technical difficulties), and the first time it's been posted before the beginning of the fiscal year on July 1st.

Take a look. It's an interesting read. Who controls the purse strings - and who gets what - tells much about the politics of a city.


Travis Reems said...


Please tell us that you didn't read all 371 pages.

If you did, in fact, read the whole report, can you share any highlights you find interesting?

Joe said...

Sorry, I was posting that really quickly.

The biggest thing to notice is that City revenues are up from prior projections. I think this is a good thing. It means a 1% cost-of-living increase for city workers, and of course the infamous 'adjustment' regarding the BJC-Forest Park lease revenues' uncertainty.

Generally the place to start in dissecting the budget is the Summary and Overview section.

If you want more details, then of course you can look at a section.